Ev­ery man’s fan­tasy

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - Eguide Dvds -

Oh what a bloke would have given for a week with Mar­i­lyn Mon­roe back in the day – eas­ily his left leg, pos­si­bly his wife and prob­a­bly even both. Back in 1956 in Bri­tain, it was aspir­ing young film­maker Colin Clark ( Ed­die Red­mayne) who got caught up in the whirl­wind life of the screen icon. She had gone there on her hon­ey­moon and to shoot a film with stage leg­end Lau­rence Olivier ( Ken­neth Branagh). But Olivier is rarely happy with the diva, who be­friends the young Clark. When her hus­band jets off, the pair’s re­la­tion­ship deep­ens and her du­al­ity is ex­posed. The com­plex Mon­roe – who fa­mously bat­tled to bal­ance her life in and out of the spot­light – is won­der­fully de­picted by Michelle Williams. While it’s mostly an un­de­mand­ing bio- drama, given that it’s based on Clark’s own mem­oirs, the tale cer­tainly holds some in­trigue. Ex­tras: Just the direc­tor’s com­men­tary on the DVD, but the Blu- ray re­lease also has a fea­turette on the un­told story of the Amer­i­can blonde bomb­shell.

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